Samir Elsharbaty

  1. Community digest: Serbian Wikipedians look back at WikiLive 2017; news in brief

    Wikipedians in Serbia get together once every year for the WikiLive conference, where they look back at their projects and plan for the future. This week’s news in brief includes student editors in Algeria celebrating their work on Wikipedia, Ghanaian Wikipedians kicking off a new GLAM project, and more. ... Read more

  2. Sharing a live experience of the world: Luis Álvarez

    Luis Álvarez records and uploads music and other audio files to Wikimedia Commons, along with adding photos and editing Wikipedia articles. A strong believer in the culture of sharing and remixing, he sees Wikimedia as a place that could embrace not only knowledge but live experiences from around the world.... Read more

  3. Community digest: The UNESCO Challenge aims to help preserve World Heritage Sites; news in brief

    The UNESCO Challenge is a writing competition on Wikipedia where the participants will create and improve articles about heritage sites in different languages. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Wikipedia courses at Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz, WikiProject Cannabis, Board elections, and more.... Read more

  4. Sharing Indian culture with the world through Wikipedia: Ashish Bhatnagar

    Born and raised in a community that embraces different cultures, Ashish Bhatnagar wanted to share what he learned about this community with the world through Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Community digest: As Odia Wikisource turns two, a project to digitize rare books kicks off; news in brief

    To celebrate the second anniversary of Odia Wikisource, Wikimedians are starting several initiatives to grow the project. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania submissions, Wikimedia affiliates, the Wikipedia Education Program and more.... Read more

  6. Alangi Derick: Wikimedia’s first African contributor to Google Summer of Code

    Alangi Derick is Wikimedia’s first African participant in Google Summer of Code. He joined the movement to develop his skills in coding, and he was quickly hooked by the movement’s values and its community culture, becoming a staunch advocate for it in his university.... Read more

  7. Community digest: Tunis’ ancient city center finds a home on Wikipedia; Three years of weekly editathons in Sweden; news in brief

    MedinaPedia started three years ago with a goal of documenting 150 monuments from their historical Medina of Tunis. They have exceeded that goal with hundreds of articles and are now expanding to new places in Tunisia; An active group of Wikipedians in Sweden have been meeting to edit Wikipedia every week for over three years now. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Commons’... Read more

  8. The Wikipedia community in Iraq is looking for volunteers

    Iraqi Wikipedians held a workshop in Baghdad to share their Wikipedia editing experiences with potential editors.... Read more

  9. Community digest: New tool eases reuse of Creative Commons-licensed photos, news in brief

    Wikimedia Germany has created a new tool that will help re-users of Wikimedia Commons content comply with the requirements of Creative Commons’ free licenses. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about the Wikipedia Education program, GLAM wiki, Women’s history month editathons, and more.... Read more

  10. “I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

    Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.... Read more